An awesome journey to cavan to target some winter pike on the fly. The Jedi master of pike fishing, Dr. Ken Whelan is on hand for some top tips. A huge thanks to Marc and Anne O’Regan from Crannmor B&B for their guidance and hospitality. Also look at: http://flyfishing-blog.com/flyfishing-blog.com/2019/05/18/good-midlands-fly-fishing-for-pike-and-trout/ http://flyfishing-blog.com/flyfishing-blog.com/2019/04/27/excellent-pike-on-the-fly-for-kilkenny-pair-at-melview/ http://flyfishing-blog.com/flyfishing-blog.com/2019/02/25/fly-fishing-for-big-pike-in-the-mountains-of-northern-sweden/
Michael Flanagan reports from the Midlands: We featured some fantastic characters in recent years in Angling Focus and Bob Bettinson is up there with the best. Bob and his wife Shirley were staying in the splendid Bloomfield House Hotel on the shore on Ennell and Bob was over to judge the National Alpaca Show in […]
Three years ago, the Flymen Fishing Company visited a remote mountain location in Northern Sweden for the first time to target pike on the fly. The plan was to make a really cool pike film with meter-long fish slamming mice and lemming patterns on the surface. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen because the water was already too warm by that time and most of the fish had moved out of the shallow coves.
Catching pike on fly is cool, but catching them on topwater is even cooler… In this episode, Niklaus Bauer and Robert Hansson go fly fishing for big pike in the mountains of Northern Sweden (Tjuonajokk), with the target set on topwater action in shallow water.
A fly in adventure to Pym Island on the Attawapiskat River in northern Ontario, Canada. Filming for The So Fly Crew and Hearst Air Service. More to follow. Attawapiskat River Reel from hollie eggleton on Vimeo. The So Fly Crew https://www.instagram.com/thesoflycrew Music: https://www.bensound.com
On Sunday last, Bodo Funke of Angling Services Ireland was guiding Christin Breuker and her dad Bernd in the Boyle area. The mission of the day was to get Bernd his first ever pike as Bernd had never fished for pike before. Bernd had come to Ireland for a few days to visit his daughter, […]
Elberse International has extended the range of Airflo Elbi Pike Lines with an “Elbi Sixth Sense Pike” fly-line. Like the other Elbi Pike Lines, the line comes with a 40 lb power core. The Sixth Sense technology used by Airflo means that you will enjoy an improved energy efficiency, line control, take detection and […]
Viper – a new specialist fly rod from Danish-based A. Jensen – is set to be appreciated as much by the pike angler as it will the fly enthusiast. It fulfils the need to be able to cast big and bulky flies all day long as easily as possible and has the power in the […]
Pike in Irish waters may have changed their diet preferences according to a new report launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The report, entitled ‘Pike (Esox Lucius) in Ireland. Developing knowledge and tools to support policy and management’ looks at new research carried out on Lough Conn, County Mayo and Lough Derravaragh, County Westmeath in 2016 and provides […]
There are nice alternatives to be found in Mayo and other parts of Ireland for when the mayfly does not hatch or when the salmon do no move much upstream. You can use your bellyboat to fly-fish one of the small to medium sized lakes for pike. Text and pictures Rudy van Duijnhoven […]